David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play comes back to Broadway in a new production directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen. More…
David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, 'M. Butterfly' charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer – a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, East and West – while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. For the Tony Award-winning play’s first Broadway return, Hwang will introduce new material inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere.
See it if you enjoy complex plots and terrific performances and a play that makes you think and question.
Don't see it if you’re looking for stage magic from Julie Taymor - it didn’t happen here.
Also This seemed like an entirely different play from the original.
See it if you want to see Taymor restrain herself, nuanced meditation on geopolitics by way of gender/racial politics
Don't see it if offended by nudity. bored of hollywood types breezing into Broadway.
See it if mesmerising staging and great performances. I loved the chinese opera and Maoist opera sequences.
Don't see it if not for homophobes. not for people who have trans gender issues. also, chinese opera sequences are very dissonant.
See it if you haven't seen this very good play staged before; you are interested in exploring the East vs West dynamic in a ever relevant way
Don't see it if you think Clive Owen is too "attractive" to play an awkward character; you dislike nudity
See it if You like Julie Taylor doing her superficial thing
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a wonderful play trivialized with all the layers taken away
See it if Are a fan of Clive Owen. Loved the original and are willing to see a new, fresh version. Enjoy well-acted drama.
Don't see it if You are a purist who loved the original production and do not want to see major changes and updates to the script.
See it if Clive Owen is amazing. His voice and stage presence carry the show well and Jin Ha is strongly convincing in the role.
Don't see it if The production tries to be inventive and it fails at times, but overall the show is about Clive. See it if a fan.
See it if you want terrific acting and don't mind an overworked script - it feels somehow both terribly dated and terribly relevant.
Don't see it if you're hoping for another 'Lion King' from Taymor - the design is the weakest part of the production.
Also The set truly looks like butt.
See it if If you enjoy making interpretations between theater and opera productions.
Don't see it if I feel this is another production that should not have been revived.
See it if You like Clive Owen and enjoy lovely sets and good acting by some of the secondary performers.
Don't see it if this show was very disappointing .I was unmoved and felt that it was tepid at best.
See it if you want to see a sharp and biting critique on imperialism, fetish, and delusion
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged; you love beautiful and cohesive sets
See it if You are curious about the show and have a good discount.
Don't see it if You loved the original, you don't want to potentially waste $. Just is not well done overall. The few nice moments don't make up for it.
See it if You’re a fan of Clive Owen, he is pretty much this entire show. You want to an interesting story about American-Asian culture.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the story and are expecting a “Julie Taymore” style show, it does not show here. The set also could have been better
See it if You are interested in the topic of gender/gender fluidity. You love Clive Owen-he's brilliant in this! You like stories based on real events
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gender fluidity. You are not able to suspend belief. You don't care for serious plays.
See it if The show's leads are outstanding, the production is staged beautifully and the story is interesting.
Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or men kissing. Definitely an adult show.
See it if you want to see an incredible performances from the lead actors.
Don't see it if you want an easy-to-follow plot. The deception involved in the show can be confusing for viewers. The staging is clunky.
See it if you enjoy Clive Owen, and stories with unique and interesting relationship.
Don't see it if you want a new and interesting take on M. Butterfly, and want elaborate sets.
See it if Your interested in unique love story that is insightful critique of Western arrogance . Moments that are not always smooth but still work.
Don't see it if you have a conservative view on a love story or looking for fast paced, highly comedic play.
See it if you are interested in a remaking of a show and are a big fan of Clive Owens.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with homosexuality, nudity and listening to soliloquys.
See it if You are interested in the genre. Very effective story telling & staging. Even if you’re not familiar w/ the story, still a good show to see.
Don't see it if You don’t like or are sensitive to homosexuality or racial appropriation. Don’t see it if you don’t like to see nudity, both male & female.
See it if You appreciate masterful acting, you enjoy shows that make you think about stereotypes and perceptions
Don't see it if You voted for Trump, you like happy endings
See it if you enjoy Julie Taymor's direction and some GREAT performances from Jin Ha and Clive Owen.
Don't see it if you're squirmy with nudity or violence.
See it if Love Clive Owens, great sets, history, uniqueness, interesting music, creative thinking, Asian stories, open minded, plot twists
Don't see it if You like straight forward plays, close minded, dislike plays about culture&history, you like only American stories, plays w/sexual content